The setting of the Inn is idyllic. My goal was to find a quaint, lovely place where I could de-stress for a couple of days before heading to a conference in Boston. The Emerson Inn was perfect. My room, a "cozy" as they call it, was small but very adequate for a solo traveler. It was immaculate and the bed very comfortable. I was very pleased to get a nice ocean view even though I had been told that at the mid-week special rate I was receiving I would not have an ocean view. I got a glimpse of a queen room and it would be better for a couple.
The rocking chair-lined porches were lovely, the employees all very warm and helpful to answer questions about the area. The breakfast is fabulous, better than I've had at many four-star hotels. I found the evening menu to be a little pricey so I made a selection from the casual menu the first night and opted to eat in town the next. That was a mistake, the rather mundane food in a 'fish shack' in Rockport wound up costing almost as much as a meal at the Grand Cafe would have cost. Food is not cheap in Rockport, so at least be sure it's good!
Some reviewers have commented that the inn is not in walking distance from other venues, which is true. I found that to be an asset, but if you want to be in the middle of things and a 10-minute drive is too much for you, then the Emerson Inn is not for you.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ocean Front Accommodations, Al Fresco Dining, Fine Wines & Spirits. Member - Historic Hotels of America, National Trust for Historic Preservation. Member - Select Registry, Distinguished Inns of North America. Wine Spectator - "Award of Excellence." ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Emerson Inn By The Sea Hotel Rockport